Posts Tagged ‘Wash Heights’

Historic Townhouse on Washington Heights’s Hidden Sylvan Terrace Asks $1.7M | Curbed NY

Historic Townhouse on Washington Heights's Hidden Sylvan Terrace Asks $1.7M | Curbed NY

By Tanay Warerkar Located right across from the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights, and on one of New York City’s most charming, and hidden streets, this two-bedroom, turn-key townhouse at 16 Sylvan Terrace is now on the market for $1.7 million. Part of the Jumel Terrace Historic District, the three-story townhouse is a confluence […]


Karim Rashid’s Modular Washington Heights Rental Debuts New Look | Curbed NY

Karim Rashid's Modular Washington Heights Rental Debuts New Look | Curbed NY

By Tanay Warerkar Construction is now underway on a modular building designed by Karim Rashid that’s set to rise in Washington Heights. Located at 655 West 187th Street, the project is being developed by HAP Investment Developers, who recently unveiled a new rendering for the project, Buzz Buzz Home reports. The eight-story building, which is […]


Retracing Audubon’s Steps, Painting His Birds Anew | WSJ

Retracing Audubon’s Steps, Painting His Birds Anew | WSJ

By Susan Delson This week, an Italian mural artist named Hitnes has been painting a portrait of a fish crow on a wall at Broadway and 155th Street. It is no coincidence that the six-story-high image stands only a few hundred feet from the grave of artist and naturalist John James Audubon . In fact, […]


Audubon Mural Project Brings 5-Story Flock to Uptown Manhattan | NY Times

Audubon Mural Project Brings 5-Story Flock to Uptown Manhattan | NY Times

By MATT A.V. CHABAN Millions of birds are migrating through New York City at the moment, flying south for the winter. Recently, 13 fowl of different species alighted on the side of a building at the corner of 155th Street and Broadway. They have no plans to go anywhere anytime soon. This white-throated sparrow, yellow-bellied […]


The Audubon Mural Project NYC Uses Street Art to Address Effects of Climate Change | Untapped Cities

The Audubon Mural Project NYC Uses Street Art to Address Effects of Climate Change | Untapped Cities

by AFineLyne The release of The Audubon Bird and Climate Change Report in October of 2014 did not go un-noticed by those that live in the Audubon Park Historic District and surrounding area. In particular, the owner of Gitler & ___ Gallery, located on Broadway near 150th Street. With the purpose of bringing the current […]


Second Prefab Apartment Building Set to Rise Uptown | DNAinfo

Second Prefab Apartment Building Set to Rise Uptown | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A building made out of prefabricated modular units built offsite — the second to be built uptown in recent years — is headed to the area. The Lilak, at 655 W. 187th St., will be a 47-unit residential rental building made of modules with what appear to be a pale […]


Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight | NY Times

Where Audubon Found Repose, Sprayed-On Specimens Alight | NY Times

By MATT A.V. CHABAN Among the beloved prints in John James Audubon’s “The Birds of North America” is plate No. 411, a Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus. The regal white bird paddles along on its huge, black, webbed feet, each tiny feather rippling with the water. Yellow lilies float before it, the swan’s graceful neck looped […]


A Harlem Brownstone Is Renovated to Make Room for Tea |NY Times

A Harlem Brownstone Is Renovated to Make Room for Tea |NY Times

By ELAINE LOUIE It all started with a cup of chai. Or the desire for one, at least. Three years ago this month, Anita Trehan was walking along Water Street, in the financial district, when she had a craving for “a nice cup of chai,” she said. But Ms. Trehan is from India, and she […]


Affordable Manhattan in Hudson Heights | NY Times

Affordable Manhattan in Hudson Heights | NY Times

By C. J. HUGHES For years, those who moved to the Hudson Heights section of Washington Heights savored the fact that apartments could be bought at discounts as steep as the neighborhood’s hills, compared with much of the rest of Manhattan. And to find that affordable home, one didn’t have to give up good subway […]


Pricespotter: How Much for a Two-Bed With Clawfoot Tub in the Heights? | Curbed NY

Pricespotter: How Much for a Two-Bed With Clawfoot Tub in the Heights? | Curbed NY

by Hana R. Alberts PriceSpotter is Curbed’s asking price guessing game. They provide you with some details and pictures from an apartment listing, and you take a crack at the price in the comments. Located just north of the George Washington Bridge, this two-bedroom co-op comes with a host of quaint prewar details, from exposed […]


Harlem’s Turreted Circus Castle Is Getting a Big Makeover | Curbed NY

Harlem's Turreted Circus Castle Is Getting a Big Makeover | Curbed NY

by Hana R. Alberts Harlem’s Bailey Mansion made headlines in 2009 when the 1888-built home at 150th Street and St. Nicholas sold for 75 percent off its asking price of $10 million. It took a few years, but the former residence of circus mogul James A. Bailey (yes, as in Barnum & Bailey) is now […]


NY building shows how mod design stacks up as cool | SFGate

NY building shows how mod design stacks up as cool | SFGate

By JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It’s billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation’s apartment capital. Called the Stack, the building near Manhattan’s northern tip aims to show […]


Camping In A New York City Park: Is It Any Fun? | Curbed NY

Camping In A New York City Park: Is It Any Fun? | Curbed NY

by Jessica Dailey The New York City Parks Department’s takes green-starved city dwellers on outdoor adventures for free through its Urban Park Rangers program. All you have to do is register online, and hope you get selected via the random lottery. I tried my luck and got chosen for not one, but two excursions. First […]


Washington Heights Brownstone Hits the Market For $2.5M | Curbed NY

Washington Heights Brownstone Hits the Market For $2.5M | Curbed NY

by Jessica Dailey It’s not the most expensive home currently available in the neighborhood, but at $2.475 million, this single family brownstone is now the priciest townhouse in Washington Heights (the “most expensive” title actually goes to a condo). Located at 431 West 162nd Street near Roger Morris Park, the house has been lovingly maintained; […]


The Stack Unveils Pricing, Photos, Instructional Floorplans | Curbed NY

The Stack Unveils Pricing, Photos, Instructional Floorplans | Curbed NY

by Jeremiah Budin The Stack, the prefabricated Inwood development formerly known as Broadway Stack, has debuted its market-rate rental on its own website, BuzzBuzz Home reports. The pricing is starting at $1,755 for a studio, $2,400 for a 1BR, $2,850 for a 2BR, and $3,990 for a 3BR. Read more:  The Stack Unveils Pricing, Photos, […]


How 2013 Became The Year To Talk About Inequality | Talking Points Memo

How 2013 Became The Year To Talk About Inequality | Talking Points Memo

BY Ibrahim Khan Andrea Elliott’s masterpiece project in the New York Times documenting the tribulations of a loveable Brooklyn girl named Dasani through the unforgiving maze of social services in New York City became an instant classic. With each word in the five-part series, Elliott unmasks the countless rips in the fabric of our social safety […]


The smallest apartment in New York — barely bigger than a prison cell for $1,275 a month | NY Daily News

The smallest apartment in New York — barely bigger than a prison cell for $1,275 a month | NY Daily News

By Simone Weichselbaum / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS In jail, captives get an eight-foot-wide space plus three meals a day as they pay their debt to society. But in one Harlem building, the captives in a 100-square-foot apartment pay $1,275 a month — and there is no free grub. The owners of a building at […]


Vault Is a Store to Visit to ‘Stay Fresh’ | NY Times

Vault Is a Store to Visit to ‘Stay Fresh’ | NY Times

By ALEX VADUKUL For some young men, the right cap or basketball sneaker is more than a fashion statement: It reflects an approach to life itself. And in Harlem, now as ever a capital for urban style, connoisseurs of streetwear travel to Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 134th Street to distinguish themselves from the blare of […]


Income Inequality Takes Manhattan—in 3-D! | Mother Jones

Income Inequality Takes Manhattan—in 3-D! | Mother Jones

By Brett Brownell, Tasneem Raja, and Ben Breedlove It’s no surprise that income inequality in America is on the rise. Eighty percent of Americans have seen their incomes stagnate or fall since 1979. Meanwhile, the top 1 percent of earners is taking in more than ever before. We’ve made numerous charts to illustrate these disparities. […]


Watch A New Prefab Building Rise In NYC, Stack By Stack | Fast Co Design

Watch A New Prefab Building Rise In NYC, Stack By Stack | Fast Co Design

By Sammy Medina In the 1920s, modular, prefabricated housing was at the forefront of modernism’s cause, the clarion call that galvanized avant-garde architects to action. They developed innovative construction techniques that promised to standardize the construction of the house (or more accurately, the apartment unit) and make it reproducible like a car or radiator. Needless […]


Long Ago, a Pilot Landed on an Uptown Street. That’s Where the Bar Was. | NY Times

Long Ago, a Pilot Landed on an Uptown Street. That's Where the Bar Was. | NY Times

By COREY KILGANNON Surprise airplane landings always make headlines. Who will forget Capt. Chesley Sullenberger steering a US Airways jetliner onto the Hudson River in 2009? Then there was a Long Island man who touched down on Rockaway Beach in 2011 and, more recently, a stunt pilot who coasted down safely onto a Suffolk County […]


UC Certified: Art & Protest @ The Shabazz Center

UC Certified: Art & Protest @ The Shabazz Center

Shabazz Center at the Audubon presents 
ART & PROTEST June 3 – August 18, 2013 Images of Peace, Protest and Human Rights Photo Exhibit A dynamic collection of images detailing the Social and Civil movements in America through the lens of the camera. This exhibit brings together critically acclaimed photographers to tell a story of […]


Genesis Restaurant: A Taste of Ecuador in Inwood

Genesis Restaurant: A Taste of Ecuador in Inwood

BY Karen Silva (@ClassicKaren) Once in a blue moon you’ll bump into a place that will capture not only your heart but your appetite as well. For me, this is Genesis, the Ecuadorian restaurant that has resided in 207th as far as I can remember and has another location in 181st Street. From the Julio Jaramillo […]


Superstorm Sandy wrought havoc and devastation in at least 30 parks, piers and playgrounds in upper Manhattan | NY Daily News

Superstorm Sandy wrought havoc and devastation in at least 30 parks, piers and playgrounds in upper Manhattan | NY Daily News

By Douglas Feiden / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS At least 30 parks, piers, playgrounds and esplanades in northern Manhattan suffered damage from the ferocious and destructive power of superstorm Sandy last October, Parks Department officials told the Daily News. One high-profile casualty was the Inwood Hill Park Nature Center on W. 218th St., where 5-foot […]

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